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Highly Specialist Cognitive Behaviour Therapist

Job Reference: 222-LS-159

West London NHS Trust
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H&F - IAPT, London
£49,077 to £56,632 pa inc hcas

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of NHS mental and physical care in the UK. We are rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission and ‘outstanding’ for caring and our forensic services.

We are here to care for people with mental and physical illness, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for children, adults and older people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries, care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

Our physical healthcare services include intermediate care services in Hammersmith & Fulham as part of the Community Independence Service partnership.

Our national, specialist and forensic services include:

  • Medium secure services on the St Bernard’s Hospital site in Ealing
  • Services for people with complex and severe personality disorder at the Cassel Hospital in Richmond
  • High secure services at Broadmoor Hospital in Berkshire

We are a teaching Trust with a growing research portfolio, working with academic and industry partners.

Our 3400 staff are dedicated to improving lives, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

Band 8a Senior High Intensity Therapist, Clinical Psychologist or Counselling Psychologist

Job Type: Permanent


Salary: Band 8a




Hours: 37.5 per week


Back on Track is the IAPT service for the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. We are service is seeking to recruit a Senior High Intensity Therapists to join their team. This post is suitable for a qualified and experienced Clinical/Counselling Psychologist, Clinical Health Psychologist, High Intensity Therapist or CBT Therapist.


Back on Track is a well-established and high performing IAPT service provided by West London NHS Trust in partnership with West London Centre for Counselling and Richmond Fellowship. You will work in a very friendly, supportive and well resourced service with close links to Clinical Psychology Doctorate and IAPT training programmes. The service places a particular emphasis on supporting all clinicians and there is a dedicated programme to promote and improve the wellbeing of the team members.


The post will involve a mix of direct clinical work, clinical supervision and taking a key role in the leadership and operational management of the service. The postholder will also provide direct line management to team members, including High and Low Intensity therapists and trainees.


The Back on Track team provides an increasing variety of therapeutic interventions including interpersonal therapy, behavioural couples therapy, dynamic interpersonal therapy, EMDR, ACT, CAT and mindfulness. However, CBT is the main modality of treatment and we are therefore seeking practitioners with a proven track record of supervising and delivering high volume and high quality CBT within an IAPT service.


During the last few years the Back on Track team has worked hard to deliver effective treatment to those with a long-term health condition. Currently 30% of all referrals have at least one long-term condition and applications are particularly welcomed from anyone who has a particular interest and/or expertise with this group and who would be interested in service development in this area.


Back on Track is a very successful service but we want to ensure that our effective treatments are accessible to the entire community, including those from BAME groups. We would be delighted to receive applications from clinicians who are interested in service development with the BAME community and supporting the service in increasing diversity more broadly.


The post is a full-time position with a requirement to work at least one evening session per week (12pm – 8pm) and to occasionally provide additional evening cover as required.




The Trust welcomes applications from all sections of the community who fulfill the criteria for the post. We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability and experience of mental illness.




If you have not heard from the Recruitment Team within 14 days of the closing date please assume that you have not been shortlisted. However if you require feedback on your application please write to the Chair of the shortlisting panel c/o of the Recruitment Team including the reference number of the vacancy.



For further details / informal visits contact:

If you are interested in applying for this post and would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail then please contact Dr Ruth Dennis or Dr Kate Baylis (Joint Clinical Leads for Back on Track) on or or phone them on 0300 123 1156.

We reserve the right to close adverts prior to the closing date stated should we receive a high volume of applications. If you do not hear back from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

All staff identified as at-risk and who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly.

We offer Relocation packages for some positions (including Band 5 and Band 6 Nurses) - a relocation allowance of up to £8000 is offered for those who meet a required criteria.

Registered Nurses are required to produce their current NMC Revalidation documents/Portfolio at the assessment centre for verification, unless you are a newly qualified nurse from University.

By applying for this post you are agreeing to West London NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job, you will be required to undergo a pre-employment check which can take between 4-8 weeks. After which your information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

Please ensure you include professional email addresses and contact numbers for your referees which MUST be at supervisory or managerial capacity covering the last 3 years of employment to date to avoid delay in the recruitment process. If your current/most recent organisation is an NHS trust, we will be requesting one reference from your current line manager/HR department.

West London NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding of all children and vulnerable adults, eliminating discrimination for all groups and achieving equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexuality. We aim to create a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve at all levels of seniority within the Trust. We are therefore particularly interested in receiving applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds’.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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